Zao – Ancien Combattant (Republic of Congo, 1984, Black Music)

One of the biggest African Anthems by the Congolese Artist Casimir “Zao” Zoba, taken from his first album.
This version is actualy an adaptation from “Petit Imprudent”, a song written and composed in 1969 by the guitarist and singer Idrissa Soumaoro, but Idrissa never succeded in his claim.
There is also another cover of this song, recorded in 1973 by the Guinean band Balla Et Ses Balladins.
Zao – Ancien Combattant 
Best regards,
Armand

ADP017 – The Malian Selection (Orchestre Rail Band, Kene Star de Sikasso, Idrissa Soumaoro among others..)

Hi dear readers !
As promised (for a looong time), here comes the Malian Selection, 9 tracks of pure deepness from this beautiful country – Hope you’ll like it !
Armand de Preseau – The Malian Selection
You can download the mix here !
Tracklist :
 
1 – Le Kene Star de Sikasso – Fitiriwale
2 – Rail Band – Mouo Dilo
3 – Idrissa Soumaoro et l’Eclipse de l’IJA – Nissodia
4 – Orchestre Kanaga de Mopti – N’do N’do
5 – Le Mystere Jazz de Tombouctou – Wale
6 – Le super Djata Band de Bamako – Zani Djabate
7 – Le Super Biton National de Segou – Siseni
8 – Idrissa Soumahoro – Toi que j’aime
9 – L’orchestre Rail Band du Buffet Hotel de la Gare de Bamako – Badialan Mallet

Sincerely yours,
Armand